EDOLA Receives $1.25MM Grant

The Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana has received a grant of $1.25 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. to develop a creative, new approach to Christian education. The Diocese of Louisiana will use grant funds to launch “Episco-parenting Care Kits,” a faith-based subscription service to inspire and equip parents to embrace faith practices in their daily lives. These kits will provide spiritual guidance for families and include family activities. Certain kits will contain a food component in the form of meal delivery gift cards or bread-baking kits. Parents will be involved in the customization of their kits to meet their family’s needs. Subscribers will have access to a private online platform as well as an annual event to connect with other parents. All kits will be available in both English and Spanish to meet the changing demographic needs of our region and welcome new families into the Episcopal faith tradition. Read the full press release here and view Bishop Duckworth’s announcement on YouTube yesterday morning here.